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From refugee camp to runway, hijab-wearing model breaks barriers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roughly one year ago, Denise Wallace, executive co-director of the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, received a phone call from 19-year-old Halima Aden asking if she could compete in the contest wearing her hijab. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
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